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#GAAD #a11y ideas?

From: Eric Franzon <eric.franzon@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:44:58 -0600
Message-ID: <CALWjsy82Zwpae+uzZq0hpo5=ebJ1_1HDPkybeCkXdoBfax=kSg@mail.gmail.com>
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Hi All,

I've been taking a look at the website for the upcoming annual Global
Accessibility Awareness Day (http://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/)
with an eye toward adding some schema.org markup.

How to categorize GAAD? I tried to find examples of similar things in
search results...

"International Women's Day," shows up in Google as a "Celebration" (
sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8). #GAAD doesn't really seem like a "celebration"
to me. There's no http://schema.org/Celebration anyway. Perhaps there's an
opportunity there. But I digress...

My knee-jerk is to say that GAAD is an Event. But more accurately, it's a
collection of disparate events, like "Big Data Week" (
http://bigdataweek.com/). Unlike Big Data Week, #GAAD doesn't have a main
event in a particular place (http://london.bigdataweek.com/). It could be
said that #GAAD is as much a call-to-action as it is an event. However,
like an event, it does have the distinct temporal constraint of taking
place on May 18, 2017, and while there are multiple local events taking
place across the globe on that day, they do share some cohesive
characteristics and resources (including the #GAAD website, hashtags,
social media accounts, etc.).

That said, I could assert that #GAAD is indeed an event with a name and a

  "@context": "http://schema.org",
  "@type": "Event",
  "@id": "http://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org#event",
  "name": "Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017",
  "location": {
    "@type": "Place",
    "name": "Earth",
"sameAs": [
    } ...

Thus setting up a nice model into which I can put additional, more
specific, local events as they are announced using schema.org/subEvent, but
honestly, the use of "Earth" here seems goofy.

I also see https://pending.schema.org/EventSeries is pending, and that
could be useful in future to describe the nature of #GAAD.

Any thoughts from the community here on how to approach a decentralized
event such as #GAAD?


*Eric Axel Franzon*
Received on Thursday, 27 April 2017 16:45:32 UTC

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